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Top Retirement Hobbies & Activities to Enjoy At The Elms

Covering approximately 65 acres and based in the historical village of Torksey the Elms represents some of the tranquil beauty that the Lincolnshire countryside has to offer. It’s the perfect place to spend retired life, free from the hustle and bustle of the city rush.

Aside from the scenic views, there is a wealth of activities and things to enjoy at the park. So if you’re thinking about spending your retirement as an Elms Resident, allow us to give you a brief overview of just a few of the day to day things that our residents enjoy.

Resident activities

If you are an avid gardener, artist or walker then the Elms has your interests covered. The views around the Elms are some of the most picturesque Lincolnshire has to offer and there plenty of walking routes to explore in and around Torksey itself. If you’re slightly more adventurous or want to try a new hobby in your retirement, then there is even a Thai Chi club, where you can channel and balance your inner energies.

Lincoln golf club

With all year round playability and having a reputation for some of the finest putting surfaces in the East Midlands, Lincoln Golf Club is ideal if you’re looking forward to spending your retirement working on your swing. If that wasn’t enough then Millfield Golf Club is just a little further afield, so whether you’re a seasoned pro or a complete novice with a club there’s no better time to indulge.

Fishing at The Elms

If your ideal retirement involves relaxing on a canal bank, with a keep net and a rod then a move to the Elms is what you’ve been looking for. Elms residents’ also get their own allocated private fishing pegs on the picturesque FossdykeCanal. Why not become a member of the Elms Fishing Club? One of the Elms’ longest running institutions, holding regular competitions and meets.

Discover local history

For history buffs, Lincolnshire holds a treasure trove of historical sites and there’s plenty of points of interest in Torksey itself. The ruins of Torksey castle overlook The Elms and are well within walking distance. Further afield you can experience the majesty of Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle. If military history is a particular interest, then there’s the international Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln and Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum.

With all this to look forward to there’s never been a better time to look at moving to The Elms. If you’d like to know more about life at our retirement park, our June Open Day is fast approaching! Come along and have a chat with the staff and the residents, whilst exploring the facilities and the local area and see if you would feel at home at The Elms.


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